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May 27, 2015 Updates

Cleveland will play either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets in the best of seven game NBA Finals, starting on June 4. Mark and Leanne are hoping to make the trip to the US to watch some of the series. “Hopefully (Andrew) Bogut (Golden State centre) gets to the NBA Finals as well, so that we’re guaranteed of an Aussie winning,’’ Mark said. Bendigo Advertiser

The NBA's review of Dwight Howard's contact with Andrew Bogut concluded that it did not rise to the level of excessive because Howard was trying to free himself from a tie-up with Bogut, president of basketball operations Rod Thorn told CBSSports.com Tuesday. "It was a very close call as far as I'm concerned," Thorn said. "As Bogut is holding his arm down, Howard tries to extricate his arm. He doesn't hit him with his elbow, by the way. He hits him with the back of his hand, maybe a touch of the wrist. To me, it was unnecessary, but I didn't think it was excessive." CBSSports.com

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As big man Andrew Bogut said afterward, we would have seen this coming if we had known how much discontent there was inside their locker room. "Look, it sounds arrogant and cocky, but we sure believe that (they can get better)," Bogut said. "We didn't play that well the first two games. You knew something was brewing in our locker room, and we had that focus today. We gave them our best shot, and we blew them apart. "The series isn't over, but we've learned a whole lot about ourselves. The New Orleans series was great for us (in the first round) because even though it was a sweep, they pushed us, and they pushed us to the brink some games. Memphis (in the second round) was the same. They tested us. ... Every series, I feel like, has made us stronger and made us better." USA Today Sports

May 22, 2015 Updates

Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. "Sometimes I want to crack open a beer and get a courtside seat. These two guys are the two best basketball players in the world," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said. USA Today Sports

"Sometimes I want to crack open a beer and get a courtside seat," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said of the Curry-Harden fireworks. "Because these two guys, they're the two best basketball players in the world. "Steph knocks down a big shot and then we've got to come down and try to stop James, and he knocks down a big shot. ... A lot of times I get caught watching, going crazy with the shots that he makes. "It's an honor to be his teammate." San Jose Mercury-News

May 21, 2015 Updates

At 30, an age when Bogut would have expected to be peaking statistically, he was averaging career-lows of 6.3 points and 23.6 minutes for the Warriors during this regular season. He made 22 free throws all year, as many as the Rockets' James Harden -- to whom Bogut is now committed defensively - converted in a 50-point performance against the Nuggets two months ago. Bogut's numbers have been further diminished in 11 playoff games, in which he has averaged 4.8 points (on 4.3 shots) in 25.0 minutes. "It's always tight,'' he said of his right elbow. "It's just my touch. Some days I will shoot the ball the way I was shooting pre-injury, and I feel good. And then I might just sleep funny on it or something, and I wake up and it's a little tight and it changes my shot.'' NBA.com

May 20, 2015 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Bogut is definitely under the weather. A little bit of the sniffles? "More than a little. Struggling a little bit. But I’ll be all right." Twitter @timkawakami

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